Asia in Focus

Beaubelle launches anti-fatigue eye gel in Malaysia

Beaubelle launches anti-fatigue eye gel in Malaysia

By Natasha Spencer

Holistic skin rejuvenation supplier, Beaubelle, unveils its eye gel in the Southeast Asian country as the brand strives to “tackle premature ageing caused by digital stress”.

BASF signs MoU for chemical facility in China

BASF signs MoU for chemical facility in China

By Natasha Spencer

German chemical company, BASF, enters into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to consider the launch of its first fully-owned production plant in China.

Digital payment apps to increase in APAC

Digital payment apps to increase in APAC

By Natasha Spencer

Growing in adoption in both established and emerging beauty and personal care markets, digital wallets and contactless card-based payments are on the rise.

Amorepacific loses patent case

Amorepacific loses patent case

By Natasha Spencer

The South Korean giant has lost its cushion compact patent in a three-year-long case against six K-beauty manufacturers.

Amorepacific issues landmark 10th sustainability report

Amorepacific issues landmark 10th sustainability report

By Natasha Spencer

Adopting the theme, ‘A MORE Beautiful World’, the South Korean conglomerate unveils its 10th Sustainability Report since its initial report in 2009, marking a first for the Korean beauty industry.

Incospharm launches autophagy-inducing MelaTrepein

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Incospharm launches autophagy-inducing MelaTrepein

By Natasha Spencer

As the South Korean name works towards its vision of becoming a global leader of autophagy-inducing active speciality ingredients, Incospharm launches its MelaTrepein solution at in-cosmetics Korea 2018.

Cosmeceuticals on the rise in China: What should brands do?

Part 2

Cosmeceuticals on the rise in China: What should brands do?

By Natasha Spencer

As the cosmeceuticals sector is carving out a unique name for itself and strong reputation with shoppers, we look at the attitudes impacting these trends and challenges that brands should strive to overcome to boost its appeal.

How is J-beauty expansion shaping consumer choice?

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How is J-beauty expansion shaping consumer choice?

By Natasha Spencer

The popularity of Japanese beauty products and solutions are enjoying growing success and stretching beyond their domestic market to reach global consumers.

 What do K-beauty brands look like in 2018?

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What do K-beauty brands look like in 2018?

By Natasha Spencer

K-beauty has achieved world-renowned industry status and is synonymous with innovative, creative and exciting beauty. We talk to Ju Rhyu of Inside the Raum to get the lowdown on the latest Korean beauty updates.

Shiseido re-launches hero serum

Shiseido re-launches hero serum

By Natasha Spencer

Japanese heavyweight, Shiseido, has unearthed its hero serum concentrate for re-entry into the personal market, along with a new advertising campaign to support its efforts.

How Kao’s brand portfolio is shaping up

How Kao’s brand portfolio is shaping up

By Natasha Spencer

Kao first entered the beauty scene in 1887. For more than a century, the Japanese beauty heavyweight has launched a multitude of brands to attract its domestic and global consumers.

Beiersdorf grows e-commerce presence in China

Beiersdorf grows e-commerce presence in China

By Natasha Spencer

German personal care company, Beiersdorf, enters into a strategic partnership with a leading online retail platform for imports in China, NetEase Kaola.

Using culture as a marketing method

Using culture as a marketing method

By Natasha Spencer

Storytelling is having a dramatic impact on how indie brands are crafting, communicating and connecting communities both online and offline. In this special focus on how Asia-Pacific brands of today are marketing themselves, we look at how culture is...

Kao creates new cosmetics portfolio

Kao creates new cosmetics portfolio

By Natasha Spencer

Japanese cosmetics name, Kao Group, builds a global portfolio of brands to propel growth in both Asia and Europe.

New trend alert: Shaping brows in China

New trend alert: Shaping brows in China

By Natasha Spencer

Global market intelligence provider, Mintel, explains how and why Chinese beauty shoppers are turning their attention to eyebrow make up.